Book Report: Audrey Hepburn in Hats

The first blog post is a daunting task. Getting settled to write can be difficult enough but then, with pen and paper at hand…what to write?!

After some thought, it seemed most appropriate that the first post for Reginae Hats would be that of a hat-wearing icon: Audrey Hepburn.

Conveniently enough, I own the aptly titled Audrey Hepburn in Hats, and highly recommend this tome for your style library.

 Audrey Hepburn in  Funny Face  / Photo by Bud Fraker

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face / Photo by Bud Fraker

Sublime actress and dedicated humanitarian, Hepburn was and continues to be revered for her style.  And while her clothes are magnificent, I love that this book pays homage to her hat style — in part because that’s how I recall my introduction as a young girl watching My Fair Lady. Oh, those hats!

It's difficult to choose a favorite among the many images, but I'm highlighting a few that I just love.

 Audrey Hepburn in  My Fair Lady  / Photo by Cecil Beaton

Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady / Photo by Cecil Beaton

Aside from the Introduction, text accompanying each photo is short, and the brevity is welcome — it simply provides basic information for context and allows the reader to focus on the hats and photography. 

 Audrey Hepburn in  Funny Face  / Photo by Bud Fraker

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face / Photo by Bud Fraker

At 128 pages, the book follows a young Audrey through her rise to style stardom concluding with a photo from 1979. Photographers include Bob Willoughby, Bud Fraker, and the always superb Cecil Beaton.

 Hepburn in  Breakfast at Tiffany's  / Photo by Bud Fraker

Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's / Photo by Bud Fraker

Be sure to add Audrey Hepburn in Hats to your birthday or holiday list.  Better yet - you deserve a treat, so just head out and pick it up now!  

Which are your favorites? Comment below and let me know!

Details:

Audrey Hepburn in Hats
Author: June Marsh
Published by Reel Art Press in 2013

 Hepburn in  Funny Face  / Photo by Bud Fraker

Hepburn in Funny Face / Photo by Bud Fraker